Emergency Support Numbers and Websites

Below is a list of charities and agencies which offer advice and support to young people or parents.

 

NightLife Crisis Service - 01923 256391 (Fri-Mon 6pm –2am)

The Samaritans - 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org

Childline - 0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk

NHS Herts Helpline - 0300 777 0707 (8am - 7pm) / 01438 843322 (5pm - 8am) / 111 (non-emergency medical help)

Police - 101 (ask for Hertfordshire)

Children’s Services Emergency - 0300 123 4043

The Mix (general support for under 25’s) - 0808 808 4994 www.themix.org.uk

Grief Encounter (bereavement) - 0808 802 0111

Give Us A Shout (crisis support) - Text ‘shout’ 85258

Herts Young Homeless - 01707 272769 www.hyh.org.uk

Health for Teens (confidential advice for any Health issue) - 07480 635050 www.healthforteens.co.uk

BEAT (eating disorders) - 0808 801 0677 www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Papyrus (prevention of young suicide) - 0800 068 4141 https://papyrus-uk.org/

Drinkline (free confidential helpline for people concerned about their drinking) - 0300 123 1110

Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Service for Hertfordshire (A-DASH) (confidential advice, support and specialist assessment and treatment to young people who have drug and alcohol problems under the age of 18) - 01992 531917



MENTAL HEALTH:

Saneline 0845 767 8000 (6pm - 11pm)

Kooth - www.kooth.com

Herts Mind Network - www.hertsmindnetwork.org

Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk

Mindfull - www.mindful.org



APPS

Calm Harm App (Self-harm support/distraction app)

Headspace (mindfulness/relaxation app)



PARENT RESOURCES:

CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) - 0844 353 3350

Frank (confidential helpline for parents and teens who need advice on drugs and alcohol) - 0800 776600 www.talktofrank.com

The Family Information Service (Free impartial information/guidance on a full range of childcare, children’s services and resources across Hertfordshire) - 0300 123 4052 www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Family Lives (24-hour helpline for parents) - 0800 776 600

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